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REZAS LIVE at THOMAS BICKHAM
The paintings above the kitchen table
Dead artists don’t make any money.
symbolise Thomas’ right and left brain
A work by Klaus Köenig.
hemispheres. He painted them with
oil, acrylic, leaf gold and diamonds
(real diamonds - which is Thomas
A self-portrait hangs in the dining room. At first glance, it almost looks like a blank piece of glass, but at an angle a dandelion comes into view. All the seeds are being carried away
in the wind and only one is standing firmly in place. You only
need to have known Thomas for a few moments to understand the meaning.
The atmosphere at Thomas’ is so visually striking that the
rooms seem to reach straight into your soul. An explosion
of impressions. And when you stand in the middle of it all,
you must conclude that, even though the apartment probably
has one of Copenhagen’s most beautiful views, Thomas has
made it quite superfluous.
In the kitchen, Thomas’ left and right brain hemispheres are on
display. Unsurprisingly, the right is bursting with creativity with
small touches of his favourite color – diamond. What else?
Before I go, I am asked to embroider my name into a curtain in
the dining room. “It’s my guest curtain book,” Thomas explains.
Clearly, nothing here is like anywhere else.
The furniture is soft and welcoming – the chunky mustard sofa
is completely irresistible; the ottomans are sewn with fox tails
that snake along the floor. All of this takes place under the surface of the sophisticated tables – Balinese wood cast in resin,
and a soft, mossy forest floor brings forward thoughts of forests
and lakes, trolls, witches and other supernatural beings. It’s only
the couch and the Rezas rug that Thomas has not made himself and everything else can be made to order, he tells me.
I clumsily embroider my name into the curtain with a length
of pink yarn and then I say goodbye, this time with a proper
hug. Now we are friends. In fact, it feels like we have always
known each other. It does not surprise me at all when Thomas
tells me he’s a trained professional hugger. I didn’t even know
that education existed but, of course, he also has it on his
The lighting in the apartment can, of course, change into any
colour imaginable and is designed to match the various moods
and occasions. The large soft rugs are the cherry on the top of
an amazingly executed and unbelievably adventurous decor.
To liven the kitchen up, Thomas turned up the colours
of both the Vintage Patwork rug and the paintings.